Rep. Fiorello Expresses Disappointment with Flawed Budget Implementer

Posted on June 17, 2021


 

Last night during a special session, we passed two bills that I found very problematic.
The first bill legalized recreational marijuana, except that the bill is really design to benefit big business and special interests, and has little to do with personal choices. It also presents several public safety issues and ties the hands of local law enforcement to protect our community, especially our children.
The second bill we passed was the implementer bill, which is the finance/revenue portion

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In Case You Missed It: A Conversation on Critical Race Theory

Posted on June 15, 2021


Last night, I hosted a virtual discussion with renowned scholar and author, Dr. Peter W. Wood, who spoke about Critical Race Theory and what this means for education. I would like to thank Dr. Wood for joining us as well as all who were able to attend. Your questions and comments added immensely to the conversation.

I am working to bring a scholar from the Woodson Center’s 1776 Unites curriculum project to speak to us as well, so please stay tuned for that opportunity.

Unfortunately, the Zoom event

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CAPITOL UPDATE: Marijuana Vote Tomorrow

Posted on June 15, 2021


The House of Representatives is expected to vote tomorrow on legislation (SB 1201) that would legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana usage, roughly a week after an original version of the bill made headlines for a controversial provision granting a single individual a backdoor around the regulatory process.

If the “rat” — as special interests are called — buried deep inside last week’s version of the bill is any indication, you can expect connected individuals to benefit from this system.

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